VRP Public Notices

Arizona Public Service (APS) has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the APS 2nd Avenue Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) VRP site. The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The APS 2nd Avenue MGP VRP site consists of one acre on property owned by APS and located in Phoenix, Arizona. The site was once home to an MGP that operated between 1897 and 1937. Contaminants of concern at the site are MPG residues in the soil, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). PAHs are formed from the incomplete burning of materials such as coal.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
NFA Report | View >

APS 2nd Avenue MGP VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Sept. 17, 2021 – Oct. 29, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by Oct. 29, 2021):
       Attention: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to APS | Send Email >

The Union Pacific Railroad Company is requesting a Conditional No Further Action (CNFA) determination from ADEQ for the Union Pacific Former Rail Yard Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) site (Site Code 512642-00) located in Yuma, Arizona.1 The site was historically used as a maintenance yard, including a roundhouse, a Bunker C fueling facility and a freight yard. The property was initially developed circa 1877 as a railroad maintenance yard and the roundhouse was built circa 1911. The maintenance yard and roundhouse operated until at least 1962.

Two historical Bunker C fuel oil sumps, oil piping and impacted soil were excavated and/or removed from the site. A risk evaluation was performed to determine if residual soil and non-aqueous phase hydrocarbons impacts would present a risk to public health and/or groundwater. The residual impacts were found to be limited and not mobile. Furthermore, groundwater monitoring data did not identify any contaminants of concern exceeding Aquifer Water Quality Standards. Institutional controls will be placed on the property to prevent uses that would pose an unacceptable risk to public health. A Declaration of Environmental Use Restriction (DEUR) will be recorded for the property to prohibit residential use of the property, restrict digging and prohibit the installation of wells.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
CNFA Report | View >

Union Pacific Former Rail Yard VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Aug. 1, 2021 – Sept. 14, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by Sept. 14, 2021):
       Attention: Caitlin Burwell
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Union Pacific Railroad Company | Send Email >
     By Mail to 
Union Pacific Railroad Company (Must be postmarked or received by Sept. 14, 2021):
       Attention: Jim Brannen
       Union Pacific Railroad Company
       1400 Douglas St., Stop 1030
       Omaha, NE 68179

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the U.S. Border Patrol Former Pistol Range VRP site. The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection VRP site consists of one-half acre of former shooting range for small arms training located in Nogales, Arizona. Contaminants of concern at the site are polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, antimony, arsenic and lead.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
NFA Report | View >

U.S. Border Patrol Former Pistol Range VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: July 2, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by July 30, 2021):
       Attention: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Sol-JCP | Send Email >
     By Mail to 
Sol-JCP (Must be postmarked or received by July 30, 2021):
       Chris Bason
       JCP
       2627 S. Main St.
       Santa Ana, CA 92707

ADEQ has received a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) 22nd Street Yard VRP site in Tucson, Arizona. The PRAP was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) §49-175 and provides the details for implementing the ADEQ-approved remedy. The PRAP proposes implementation of Distributed Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) Recovery as the remedy at the site. This remedy includes bioventing and skimming pumps in wells connected to the existing onsite remediation system, and sorbent tubes and bailing in wells not connected to the onsite remediation system. In addition, the PRAP proposes semi-annual groundwater monitoring and sampling program where metrics will be evaluated.

Site Information

The UPRR 22nd Street Yard VRP site consists of groundwater affected by benzene and LNAPL. The affected groundwater is roughly bounded by 21st Street to the north, 27th Street to the south, Santa Rita Avenue to the west, and Plumer Avenue to the east.

UPRR 22nd Street Yard VRP Site | View Site Overview >

Review Documents

Original Public Notice | View/Download > 
PRAP | View/Download >

The documents are also available for review in person at the ADEQ Records Center | Learn More >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: June 8, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by July 23, 2021):
       Attn: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

    or:

     By Email to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. | Send Email >

Business Properties Partnership #41 has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the Del Rey Cleaners VRP site (VRP Site Code: 513600-00). The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The Del Rey Cleaners VRP site consists of a former dry cleaner suite at the address of 1729 East Broadway Road located in Tempe, Arizona. Contaminants of concern at the site are confined within the site soils and are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE).

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
NFA Report | View >

Former Del Rey Cleaners VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: April 11, 2021 – May 11, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by May 11, 2021):
       Attention: Brian Stonebrink
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Ninyo & Moore | Send Email >
     By Mail to 
Ninyo & Moore (Must be postmarked or received by May 11, 2021):
       Attention: Christian Lewallen
       Ninyo & Moore
       3202 E. Harbour Drive
       Phoenix, AZ 85034

BNSF Railway Company has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the BNSF Winslow Central Railyard VRP site. The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The BNSF Winslow Central Railyard VRP site consists of approximately 86 acres of land developed in the early 1900s as a fueling, repair, and service facility for steam and later diesel driven locomotives and as a maintenance and repair facility for railcars located in Winslow, Arizona. Contaminants of concern at the site are volatile organic compounds and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
NFA Report | View >

BNSF Winslow Central Railyard VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: March 17, 2021 – April 24, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by April 24, 2021):
       Attention: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Matt Eaton | Send Email >

Freeport Minerals Corporation (FMC) is requesting a No Further Action (NFA) determination from ADEQ for the Morenci Schools Site located at 473 Stadium Drive in Morenci, Arizona.1 The site is 72 acres and comprised of an elementary, middle, and high school in addition to a school district administration building, bus barn, parking lots, play areas, and sports fields. The schools were built on a former tailings pond that was once operated by the Morenci Mine.

The site is currently managed under the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). FMC sampled soil/tailings to assess whether the material poses an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment. Arsenic was identified as the primary contaminant of concern. The site-wide mean and 95 percent upper confidence limits on the mean concentrations calculated for surface soil/tailings, and for soil/tailings across sampled depths are below the Soil Remediation Level of 10 mg/kg. The resulting risk estimate was also below the de minimis cancer risk threshold of 1 x 10-6. Regulatory closure of the site is based on a risk evaluation for the current property use.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
Probabilistic Risk Assessment | View >
No Further Action Request | View >

Morenci Schools VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: March 3, 2021 – April 2, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by April 2, 2021):
       Attention: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Freeport Minerals Corporation | Send Email >
     By Mail to Freeport Minerals Corporation (Must be postmarked or received by April 2, 2021):
       Attention: 
Jennifer Laggan
       Freeport Minerals Corporation
       333 N. Central Ave.
       Phoenix, AZ 85004

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the APS Prescott Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Substation VRP site.  The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The APS Prescott MGP Substation VRP site consists of soils impacted by historic MGP operations located in Prescott, Arizona. Contaminants of concern at the site are a group of compounds commonly known as polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
Remedial Action/No Further Action Report | View >

APS Prescott MGP Substation VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Feb. 23, 2021 – March 23, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by March 23, 2021):
       Attention: Nichole Osuch
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to APS | Send Email >

ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) has received a Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) for the Clifton Soil Program (VRP Site Code 513293-00) VRP site located in the Town of Clifton, Arizona. The PRA was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 49-175 and 49-176.

Proposed remedial activities at the Clifton Soil Program VRP site will consist of soil testing and remediation on eligible residential and commercial properties located in proximity to three former historic smelters located within the Town of Clifton. The PRA uses proven methodologies and parameters commonly accepted by the scientific community to establish site-specific soil remediation levels for the contaminants of concern, which include arsenic, copper and lead.

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
PRA | View >

Clifton Soil Program VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Feb. 10, 2021 – March 12, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by March 12, 2021):
       Attention: John Patricki
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

or

     By Email to Freeport Minerals Corporation | Send Email >
     By Mail to Freeport Minerals Corporation (Must be postmarked or received by March 12, 2021):
       Attention: Jennifer Laggan
       333 N. Central Ave.
       Phoenix, AZ 85004

Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC), on behalf of its affiliate Union Oil Company of California (Union Oil), has submitted a request for a No Further Action (NFA) determination to the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for the Former Union Oil Bulk Plant #0329 VRP site. The NFA requests closure for soil and was submitted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes § 49-181.

The Former Union Oil Bulk Plant #0329 VRP site consists of a bulk petroleum storage facility operated by Rebel Oil Co. located at 1055 E. Topeka Street in Kingman, Arizona. Contaminants of concern at the site are volatile organic compounds and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in soil.

A determination of NFA means that no further action shall be taken by ADEQ to remediate or require remediation of the site or portion of the site covered by the no further action determination, except in limited circumstances described in statute | View A.R.S. 49-181(E) >

Review Documents & Site Page

Original Public Notice | View >
No Further Action Report | View >

Former Union Oil Bulk Plant #0329 VRP Site Overview | View >

You may also review the above documentation at the ADEQ Record Center | Learn How >

Public Comment Period 

Dates: Feb. 5, 2021 – March 22, 2021

Comments may be submitted as follows:

     By Email to ADEQ | Send Email >
     By Mail to ADEQ (Must be postmarked or received by March 22, 2021):
       Attention: Joey Pace
       ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program
       1110 W. Washington St.
       Phoenix, AZ 85007

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